An interesting read courtesy of The Electric Chronicles:
Well now. This history book had taken a little interesting turn. Here’s the deal.
In 1974, Mike Corbin traded one of his electric motorcycles with noted inventor and hot-air-balloonist Charles MacArthur for his hot-air balloon, at the time plied around the Connecticut countryside. Charles MacArthur took his new bike and rode it to the top of Mount Washington (New England’s tallest peak, with an Auto Road that is steeper, more technical, still has an unpaved section and ascends the same vertical gain as Pike’s Peak), making his the first electric vehicle ascent, and the first electric motorcycle ascent…
Read the rest HERE.